The 13-year-old son of prominent horse trainer Henry de Bromhead has died after an accident at a beach race in the Republic of Ireland.
It is understood that Jack de Bromhead fell from his mount while participating in the Glenbeigh Racing Festival at Rossbeigh beach in County Kerry.
His family has described him as a “one-of-a-kind child who touched all our lives in the best way possible”.
“Our hearts are truly broken,” said his parents.
The Glenbeigh Racing Festival is a popular two-day event in which many young jockeys take part.
The rest of the weekend’s racing was cancelled after the incident at about 17:20 local time on Saturday.
Henry de Bromhead is one of jump racing’s leading trainers, winning the last two Champion Hurdles at the Cheltenham Festival with Honeysuckle, as well as the 2021 and the 2022 Gold Cup with Minella Indo and A Plus Tard.
He and Irish jockey Rachael Blackmore also combined for a famous victory last year as Minella Times won the Grand National at Aintree.